Mingwei Liu is an Associate Professor at the School of Management and Labor Relations of Rutgers University. He received a Ph.D. degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University. His research interests fall into three broad areas. The first is comparative employment relations and human resource management with a focus on Chinese employment relations, labor movement, human resource management, and labor and human resource issues in overseas Chinese multinational companies. The second is high performance work practices in different industries and national contexts. The third is labor standards and corporate social responsibility in global value chains. His publications appear in top industrial relations journals such as Industrial and Labor Relations Review, British Journal of Industrial Relations, and numerous edited books. He has also published a book (co-edited with Chris Smith), China at Work: A Labor Process Perspective on the Transformation of Work and Employment in China. His research has won several prestigious national and international awards such as the John T. Dunlop Scholar Award (2014), the Early Career Research Award of the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research (2014), the Thomas A. Kochan and Stephen R. Sleigh Best Dissertation Award of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (2010), and the Early Career Fellowship Award of the Cardiff Business School (2010). In 2015 Professor Liu was selected as Chancellor's Scholar at Rutgers.
Professor Liu is on the editorial board of Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of International Business Studies, and International Journal of Management Reviews, and is an ad hoc reviewer for more than 20 leading international journals in the fields of industrial relations, business, management, sociology, political science, and area studies. He also serves as an external grant reviewer for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and a book manuscript reviewer for major international publishers such as Cornell University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, and Lexington Books. Professor Liu provides consultation to a number of international organizations, governments, and multinational corporations. He is a founding trustee of Electronics Watch, an innovative organization funded by the European Commission.